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Cuba Fuel Depot Fire Enters Third Day; Injury Toll Mounts

  • Venezuelan and Mexican crews helping to fight Matanzas blaze
  • Over 100 injured, at least one fatality and several missing
TOPSHOT - Black smoke from a fuel depot fire is seen near Matanzas Bay, Cuba, on Aug. 7.

TOPSHOT - Black smoke from a fuel depot fire is seen near Matanzas Bay, Cuba, on Aug. 7.

Photographer: Yamil Lage/AFP/Getty Images
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Cuba struggled for a third day Sunday to contain a fire at a sprawling fuel depot on the northern coast that has injured hundreds, killed at least one person and cast a shadow over the island’s already struggling economy.

The fire at the Matanzas industrial complex that began Friday night after a lightning strike has left at least 122 injured, 17 missing and over 4,000 evacuees, the presidency and state-run media reported. On Sunday, Health Minister Jose Angel Portal said a body recovered the previous day belonged to a Cienfuegos firefighter.